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Myriad Resort Rental Only

April Fools perhaps? This was one of the last emails I received from Myriad Luxury Motorcoach Resort, the same folks behind Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort. It hit my mailbox on April 1, 2019:

12 SPOTS SOLD

Only 13 Priority Reservation Agreements remain. Call Suzanne to learn more about the advantages of the Priority Reservation Agreement. Here are a few highlights of being one of the first 25 lot owners:
– Be among the first to select your preferred lot
– Discounted price advantage only available to agreement holders
– Lot trade advantage
NEW ADVANTAGE: Guaranteed a lot to occupy while you build a coach villa on your lot in the 2019/2020 winter season.

Except nothing in life is guaranteed. I was speaking with my American buddy about this development last week. He told me that he had gone down to take a look at it and that there was nothing to see. He thought that the project had been abandoned.

A few days later and I received a bit of an odd email from Myriad:

The update, for whatever strange reason, was a tiny embedded graphic. It reads:

The developer of Myriad RV Resort has modified their project plan. Moving away from a phased approach, Myriad will be built out all at once. The completed project will open in 2021. Lots will be available FOR RENT. The completed Resort will open in 2021. There will be no lots FOR SALE. Myriad Luxury Motorcoach Resort…
– same reputable high end developer
– same resort vision with a new project plan
– open for renters in calendar year 2021

Something odd happened with this development. I had posted about Myriad last January. You can find that post over here.

This was the original overview.

Designed in the French West Indies Vernacular, Myriad is truly a one of a kind Motorcoach Resort unparalleled in its fine finish, attention to detail and warm luxurious design.

We spent the last 5 years planning this resort, leveraging our experience in developing the finest in luxury resort communities and understanding the wants and needs of the motorcoach enthusiast. With oversized lots, lush landscaping, and deluxe coach villas for entertaining and overnight guests, to the meticulously designed infrastructure, we’ve anticipated your future wants and needs. We took the time to get it right.

This was the original park plan with owner sites to the left and renters crowded into the upper right on very small lots.

This is the new plan:

I can’t tell if it is basically the same plan as their website is a total mess with outdated information including a page with rental rates for the 2018/2019 season. Their Facebook page isn’t much better I’m afraid.

If Myriad is truly a one of a kind Motorcoach Resort unparalleled in its fine finish, attention to detail and warm luxurious design, then they might want to improve their website and their communication.

I have no idea whether this park will ever get built but their messaging sure does comes across as an amateur effort.

Myriad Luxury Motorcoach Resort

To Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, I am a Very Important Person. They sent me an email today asking if I would be a Very Interested Person.

Would I be interested in their new development: Myriad Luxury Motorcoach Resort?

Of course I am interested. Mountain Falls is a beautiful RV Resort although a bit too isolated and definitely in the wrong location for Canadian Snowbirds. Myriad is located near Fort Myers. Much better location for Canadian Snowbirds.

From their website:

Designed in the French West Indies Vernacular, Myriad is truly a one of a kind Motorcoach Resort unparalleled in its fine finish, attention to detail and warm luxurious design.

We spent the last 5 years planning this resort, leveraging our experience in developing the finest in luxury resort communities and understanding the wants and needs of the motorcoach enthusiast. With oversized lots, lush landscaping, and deluxe coach villas for entertaining and overnight guests, to the meticulously designed infrastructure, we’ve anticipated your future wants and needs. We took the time to get it right.

The park will have a total of 344 lots. In an interesting twist, the lots for sale will be significantly larger than the lots for rent. And the rental lots will be segregated from the purchased lots. Seems a bit unusual to me and it could create a barrier between renters and owners. Especially if the developer does something like place restrictions on clubhouse access.

The rental sites, all 171 of them, are tucked away in the top right of the sitemap. See all of those tiny lots crammed together? They are 38 feet wide. We are currently on a lot that is 45 feet wide. Not sure that we would enjoy a long-term stay on that narrow a site.

If you are willing to spend a quarter million to buy a lot on the big lake, you will get a lot that measures about 57 feet wide by 100 feet deep. There are 173 of those lots for sale. Building out a coach house on the lakefront sites will probably cost another few hundred thousand. Throw in the requisite Prevost conversion, and you can enjoy this bit of paradise for only a mere million or two.

The lots for sale that are not on the lake are discounted. You only have to pay about $165,000 for the cheap seats.

I expect to see more and more of these luxury motorcoach resorts being built. After all, with so many higher end coaches being produced these days, the inventory of sites for sale and rent does need to increase. It can be difficult securing a decent site at a Class A Motorcoach Resort in Florida during the peak season.

We booked our sites well in advance of our stay this winter.

We will be lining up to secure a site at our current park for next year. And when I say lining up, I do mean lining up.

More on that experience in a few weeks.